DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/11/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 8/11/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/11/18
Update (5:57 PM) - Hi Everyone! Pretty much keeping the same lineup that we had this morning expect I'm taking out Todd Frazier and replacing him with David Freese of the Pirates who is hitting clean-up tonight aginast a hittable LHP. I've updated the image below and as always, good luck!
Hi Everyone! We continued our hot streak last night as for the 4th consecutive night, our 141.7 – point performance allowed us to cash in both our 50/50’s and GPP’s. We were all over Shane Bieber last night who came through in a big way as he dominated the Chicago White Sox in a 48-point performance. Our offense didn’t anything spectacular, but we got enough production from Andrew Benintendi (35.1 points), Ji-Man Choi (18.7 points), and Jorge Polanco (12.2 points) to have a nice night. Let’s keep this great week going as we take a look at tonight’s 10-game slate that starts at 7:05 pm.
We’re not messing around on the mound tonight as we’re going to pay for Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer (P) in his great match-up agianst the Chicago White Sox. Bauer has been lights out this season for the Indians as he comes into this game with a 2.25 ERA and 1.12 WHIP and has allowed 2 or less ER’s in 9 of his last 10 starts. Bauer has been outstanding against the White Sox this season as in his 2 starts, he has posted a 1.84 ERA while striking out 20 hitters in 14.2 IP. Bauer has a 11.6 K/9 ratio and could be in for a big strikeout night as the White Sox rank dead last in MLB in team strikeout rate. Bauer is always a great player to roster as he has no problem to pitch between 110-120 pitchers in a game and I think he has 60-70 point upside tonight.
On the offense end, we’ll obviously have to find some value as we’re rostering Bauer and the first place I’m looking is the Houston Astros in their matchup agianst the LHP Wade LeBlanc of the Seattle Mariners. LeBlanc has been a solid pitcher this season for the Mariners, however, if there is one team he doesn’t like seeing at the plate, it’s the Astros. In four appearances against the Astros (2 starts) he has posted a 10.22 ERA in 12.1 IP and is allowing the Astros to post a .407 average against him. For the Astros, we’re going to be rostering Evan Gattis (C/1B), Marwin Gonzalez (2B), Carlos Correa (SS), and Josh Reddick (OF). Gattis hasn’t had a great 2nd half the season so far and is hitting just .214 in the month of August, however, there is no denying that the catcher/DH still has some great power as he has posted 21 HR’s and 67 RBI’s on the season. Gattis an excellent track history agianst LeBlanc as he is 6 for 11 agianst the left-hander with 2 doubles, 3 HR’s and 6 RBI’s. Gonzalez has had a tough season, but has been on a tear as of late, as he is hitting .455 with 2 HR’s over the past week. The switch-hitting Gonzalez has posted a better average against LHP on the season and is 2 for 3 against LeBlanc with both hits being HR’s. Correa is back from the DL and although he is hitting just .265 on the season, he does have 13 HR’s and 49 RBI’s and is still one of the top shortstops in MLB. Correa has posted a .297 average/.856 OPS vs. LHP on the season and is 2 for 5 lifetime with a double and 2 RBI’s vs. LeBlanc. Reddick is a LHB but has actually fared great against LHP this season as in 94 AB’s, he has posted a .298 average/.585 slugging percentage/.925 OPS. Reddick has great numbers against LeBlanc as he is 5 for 10 agianst him with a double and HR.
Completing our infield tonight, we’re going to take the Mets Todd Frazier (3B) in his matchup against Miami’s Dan Straily. Straily is coming off a decent start against Philadelphia, however, has been hit hard as of late as over his last three starts he has given up 10 ER’s (4 HR’s) in 14.2 IP. Straily has always struggled a bit with HR’s and this year has been no different as he has a 1.6 HR/9 ratio. Frazier hasn’t hit for a great average this season, but still has some solid HR pop (10 HR’s) and has been seeing the ball well this past week, posting a .313 average. Frazier has been much better vs. RHP on the season and has posted a respectable .721 OPS vs. RHP.
We’re going to stay with the Mets/Marlins matchup as we are getting some great value in the OF with the Marlins Derek Dietrich (OF). The Marlins will be able against the RHP Corey Oswalt who comes into this game with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.9 HR/9 ratio. Dietrich is having a solid season with the Marlins, posting a .279 average with 14 HR’s and 38 RBI’s and is hitting .310 so far in the month of August. Dietrich batted in the clean-up spot yesterday after the Marlins traded Jason Bour and has posted a .292 average/.813 OPS vs. RHP on the year.
Rounding out the team tonight will be Philadelphia’s Nick Williams (OF) and the Indians Yonder Alonso (Utility). Williams and the Phillies have a great match-up tonight agianst the RHP Walker Lockett who in his three games played this season (2 starts) has posted a 9.28 ERA and 2.34 WHIP while allowing his opponents to post a .354 average/1.009 OPS. Williams has cooled off a bit after an outstanding July, however, still is having a nice season, posting a .260 average with 16 HR’s and 44 RBI’s. Williams is hitting .462 against the Padres this season and has a .804 OPS vs. RHP. Alonso will be up agianst the White Sox James Shields who has had an up and down season and currently is posting a 4.50 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Shields has had trouble with the HR ball as of late as over his last three starts, he has allowed 6 HR’s. Alonso has been a great source of power of the Indians this season as he has 20 HR’s and 66 RBI’s on the year. Alonso in a solid spot tonight as he should be hitting in the middle of the powerful Cleveland lineup and in his career, is hitting .333 (4 for 12) agianst Shields with 3 HR’s.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.